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Law to crack down on those who scam the elderly


LANSING (WKZO) -- Legislation introduced this week in the State House would give judges the authority to order stricter sentences for anyone convicted of embezzling from vulnerable adults. State Representative Tom Leonard says that the plan is designed to better protect the elderly and mentally handicapped from scam artists by allowing for consecutive sentences to be applied.As a former prosecutor, Leonard says he knows how common embezzlement from vulnerable adults is. Under the general embezzlement statute, judges do have the discretion to impose consecutive sentencing, but that discretion was left out of the specific law pertaining to vulnerable adult embezzlement. Leonard's bill would bring that statute up to date.